Reddit banned a subreddit devoted to President Donald Trump Monday, citing what the company said was the influential subreddit’s repeated policy violations.
More than 790,0000 Reddit accounts used the subreddit, called “The_Donald,” to post memes and viral videos expressing support for the president. A Reddit executive told reporters that the group’s decision to allow people to target and harass other people prompted the ban.
“Reddit is a place for community and belonging, not for attacking people,” Steve Huffman, the company’s chief executive, said in a call with reporters Monday, according to a New York Times. “‘The_Donald’ has been in violation of that.”
“We’ve given them many opportunities to be successful,” Huffman added. “The message is clear that they have no intention of working with us.”
Reddit restricted the pro-Trump forum in 2019, citing months of “rule-breaking behavior” and language supposedly inciting violence. (RELATED: Reddit ‘Quarantined’ Biggest Pro-Trump Forum)
The social media platform also nixed 2,000 other communities, including a left-wing podcasting group boasting about